Tim Berners-Lee on Mashups

John Musser
Mar. 27 2006, 12:05AM EST

The father of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee in this recent interview with the UK's BCS gives his take on mashups:

Mash-ups are called Web 2.0, but they are data integrations - taking a piece of display technology like a map application and doing a handcrafted data integration. I've yet to see a mash-up that uses semantic Web data and crafts it - the fact that everyone has their own mash-up tells the story.

What I've always wanted to do is take an arbitrary thing, a data file, and if it's got something that can be mapped, drop it into a map and see what occurs without programming.

John Musser

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Phillip

This would seem like a case of shameless self promotion, but this: "...a data file, and if it’s got something that can be mapped, drop it into a map and see what occurs without programming."

is it exactly what my "mashup" does: http://www.batchgeocode.com/

Maybe I could get Tim to use it! That would be an honor indeed. =o)